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02:54:25 PM Oct 14th 2014
Are there absolutely no examples where this trope can be done with pushbikes, even just as a parody?
02:08:59 AM Sep 26th 2013
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I have two problems with the way the lead dot-point of the Real Life one with the content and one with the presentation. Firstly: while the listed BMWs are cool bikes, BMW does not present the some level of iconic memetic coolness as a Harley, a Triumph or a Ducati. The layperson may not even be aware that BMW makes bikes, and among the motorcycle fraternity of Anglophone countries at least they are very much still viewed as the preserve of middle-aged men. The sheer, pants-shitting insanity of the S1000RR may soon push BMW into pop-culture Cool Bike territory, but it's not there yet. Secondly: the text as written presents HD, Triumph and Ducati as Cool Bikes, rather than the foremost examples of four different threads of Cool Bike-ness: American iron, British classics, factory streetfighters and Italian exotica. I plan on rewriting this dot-point to correct these two points (perhaps making a separate point for the S1000RR if one doesn't already exist - I forget) and just wanted to hold off to make sure no one objects to my plan, as I know just how sensitive people can be about others opinions on motorcycle coolness.
03:50:19 PM Feb 10th 2014
I added something to the Spyder, but I think we should get rid of it anyway. Most motorcycle enthusiasts I've talked to mock the Spyder. Notably because, at least in California, you don't need a Class M, or motorcycle, license to ride one. Plus... it's not a two-wheeled vehicle.
01:07:23 PM Jul 17th 2013
Moved here so someone familiar with the work can clarify, in the Film-Live Action section,

  • Torque has plenty of very nice bikes, but the turbine-powered Y2K definitely takes the cake.

Y2K was potholed to Millenium Bug. Is the bike in any way, shape, or form connected with the actual millenium bug, the concern that computers would stop working when the calendar rolled over to 2000?
09:17:12 PM Nov 13th 2012
Is it alright if I add a playing with thing?
10:23:26 PM Mar 8th 2011
The only people I know who think Harleys are cool are people who ride them. I think a better image would be a fictional bike, so that no one can argue that a Triumph or a Ninja is cooler. Maybe Ghost Rider's bike, or something futuristic...?
06:57:31 PM Mar 14th 2011
I say a ducatti.
09:34:03 PM Nov 9th 2012
I agree with Grey, I ride a Kawasaki Ninja and I thinks it's a cool bike but someone else might think a Ninja sucks. But we all can agree the Lightcycles from TRON, Cloud's Fenrir, the Yusei Go, Ghost Rider's bike, and the Batpod are cool because none of us can own one.
07:55:15 PM May 9th 2010
I think that both V-Max and B-King deserves a entry in Real Life entry...
10:48:09 PM May 9th 2010
Then add them. It's a wiki. Anybody can edit.
06:57:15 PM Mar 14th 2011
The top picture shouldn't be a girly Harley. They should be fucking Ducattis. harleys are so tame.
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